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Watched Prometheus again. 3D's not bad, but not really anything out of screen. It also could have stronger 3D.
I totally agree.... I am a huge 3D fan and watch on a 142 inch scope screen and I have read so many mentions and reviews regarding Prometheus's 3D being so excellent... but every time I have watched it, I was just like... Ya, it's nice, but nothing that made me think that I was so glad that I owned the 3d version of it. FWIW...
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Hi Bob.. Those the oppo203 have a setting to adjust 3D? I think there is an option to adjust the screen size.. If i set the screen size bigger than what i have does that make the 3d pop more?
Most of the newer players only have screen size. I'm not sure what the effect will be. Try 200" and 45" and see what you get. You should know right away if more objects are being pushed out from the 3D window.
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I totally agree.... I am a huge 3D fan and watch on a 142 inch scope screen and I have read so many mentions and reviews regarding Prometheus's 3D being so excellent... but every time I have watched it, I was just like... Ya, it's nice, but nothing that made me think that I was so glad that I owned the 3d version of it. FWIW...
Sadly few directors, even when shooting in native 3D, took the time and effort to think about innovative ways to make 3D a truly organic and creative part of their camera setups. Scorsese is a great example of a top tier director that did. Most just took the easy way out and did the least work as possible in using 3D artistically. Most seemed afraid of getting accused of gimmicky images.
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Joker on a 133 inch screen. Not really a comic fan but from a movie stand point it was amazing!!
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Joker on a 133 inch screen. Not really a comic fan but from a movie stand point it was amazing!!
I am sure that it looks great, but FYI, this thread is about 3D movies watched lately!
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Watched Exodus, again. Same 3D depth plan throughout the movie. All closeup character scenes, they are put in the convergence point, never extending into the negative parallax region. There is very minimal negative parallax used. Most scenes the depth isn't as enhanced as it could be if given sufficient distance of lenses, like 2.5" spacing which mimmic normal human viewing. Most, if not all close up character scenes the actors are placed in the convergence point, which is fine but there's very little depth behind them and almost nothing ever extends into the negative parallax region. There is some at times, like the flies and locusts scenes but it's kept very minimal.

See attached as example of how the 3D appears to be used and what is actually possible to view with better 3D.
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Very good 3D. They did move around scenes to make the 3D shine, and it does. Audio was damn good with 7.1.


What's the movie you ask...it's...


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Joker on a 133 inch screen. Not really a comic fan but from a movie stand point it was amazing!!
As noted, this board is for 3D movies. I post my non-3D viewing on the What movie did you LAST watch? board.
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Very good 3D. They did move around scenes to make the 3D shine, and it does. Audio was damn good with 7.1.


What's the movie you ask...it's...


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I really liked it in 2D so I just ordered the 3D version on ebay. ($19.99 plus California sales tax).
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National Parks Adventure

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The aerial view scenes were a bit flat, but the close up stuff looked good. Really liked the ice climbing segment.
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The Green Hornet

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I picked this up in a bundled package on ebay. Thought it would be a weak flick, but it had enough going on to be interesting.
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I just got a new projector screen installed and checked out my first 3D disc last night - Abominable. I noticed as I was watching that to the right hand side edge of the screen, I could see a vertical line. When I adjusted the 3D depth setting on my Epson 5040UB to -2, it shifted the line back to the edge of the screen. Have never seen this before..

On my prior portable screen I was playing around with changing the projector 3D screen size up from 100" inch but it didn't really do much except make the 3D images not as relaxing to watch.

Will post some thoughts on Abominable when I watch if fully - was just late night playing around last night.
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IMAX: The Ultimate Wave - Tahiti



Next up was: The Ultimate Wave - Tahiti. Directed by Stephen Low, this is a fantastic production. Vivid colors, real 3D, it's a must own for 3D fans.
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Rewatched my first Blu ray 3D purchase! Tron: Legacy.

I picked this up when it came out in 2011, well before I owned a 3D display. I bought it because it included the new film and original both on Blu ray in one package. What I hadn't counted on was ever viewing the included 3D disc! lol. In early 2012 I finally bought a LG 3D TV after being convinced by a friend that 3D was actually pretty impressive on these. I remember visiting Best Buy late 2011 and demoing "Under the Sea" and it was pretty cool I had to admit. And the rest as you know...is history.

This film was presented in both 2D and 3D. The opening and closing segments bookend the "Grid" 3D portion of the film in the middle which enhances the realism of being inside the Grid. 3D has a range of effectiveness in Tron: Legacy. Most of the close character scenes, usually the 3D is pretty minimal with minimal background 3D depth. But at times, like the games action, there is really good 3D and many popout scenes throughout. It varies. Overall, I think it could have been dialed up a little, the 3D falls flat at times but that seems to be the norm with these close up scenes.

Music/soundtrack is fantastic. A great sequel to a great film. One of the best movies of the decade.
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Gulliver's Travels

Watched Gulliver's Travels (2010) starring Jack Black over the weekend for the first time. The 3D is weak, but I enjoyed the movie, a comedy adventure that very loosely follows the basic Jonathan Swift story, but set in the present day and in the Bermuda Triangle.
Another Jack Black movie that has somewhat better 3D and a better story, too, is Goosebumps (2015) featuring a cameo by R. L. Stine.
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Legends of Flight


Up next was Legends of Flight. Another IMAX 3D production from Stephen Low. This was released in 2010. There's some good 3D in this one. Some of the aerial shots are cgi, at least the close up shots. Viewed on 65" OLED. It handled the extreme popout scenes perfectly. Some CGI planes, birds and bees, right there in front of me. It will stress a screen into ghosting if it can't handle it. Really good feature.
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Parasite. No not the new Korean movie, in case your confused, lol. The original 1982 Parasite in 3D!

Ok, well so it's low budget and early 80's low budget even. I found the Terminator 2 style future a bit odd because it wasn't really made clear what was going on. In '82 I guess the special effects would have been decent at least, now of course they seem dated. There was Alien in 1979. The Thing didn't release until a few months later in '82. And Aliens was still a few years away. So I think the creature effects would have been somewhat of the time, just didn't quite hold up on execution though but it is low budget.

Acting was of course not great. If Demi Moore had not been in it I would not have continued watching. I've never seen this one before I should add. Another oddity is the Countach seems to be a hybrid. From the front it sounds electronic, from the rear it's gas-powered. I don't think that was the intent, probably just electric/futuristic.

3D. It's extreme 3D. There are a few scenes that just go beyond what can be tolerated for popout 3D. I like strong, noticeable 3D and there are many scenes where they do take advantage of good 3D range, which I like, but then they go overboard on the popouts, like the hand scene, among others. Not that I mind popout 3D, I dig it but the disparity is just too much. I have to close one eye or take the glasses off. It's a bit much.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Be sure to get out your copy of My Blood Valentine 3D tonight!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Be sure to get out your copy of My Blood Valentine 3D tonight!

I bought this 3D Blu-ray last year, and never got around to watching it. Popped it into my OPPO and got the "Unknown Disc" error message. Tried cleaning the disc. Same error message. At least I only paid $5 for it. It even came with 4 sets of the cardboard glasses.

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XXX Return Of Xander Cage

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This was a fun movie to watch. Not super strong in the 3D department, but the dust was definitely shaken off the Sub Woofer!
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I bought this 3D Blu-ray last year, and never got around to watching it. Popped it into my OPPO and got the "Unknown Disc" error message. Tried cleaning the disc. Same error message. At least I only paid $5 for it. It even came with 4 sets of the cardboard glasses.
If it came with 4 sets of 3D glasses, then most likely it is the anaglyph (red/green) junk version of 3D anyway... and probably region B or C if it doesn't play for you....
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I almost bought the anaglyph version used locally, then I wisely looked at the back and saw it was not Blu ray 3D, whew! So I ordered the correct one on Amazon. You're not missing much if it's anaglyph. Good news is Amazon has it, bad news they want 30.00 for it, shows in stock on Feb 29. Used copies starting at 7.99 though.

https://www.amazon.com/My-Bloody-Val...1&sr=8-1-fkmr3

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If it came with 4 sets of 3D glasses, then most likely it is the anaglyph (red/green) junk version of 3D anyway... and probably region B or C if it doesn't play for you....
The four sets of glasses do have the red/green lenses. I read through the fine print on the back cover, and it states it was a 2009 release from Lions Gate Films, Inc. in California. On the actual disc: Cat. No. 25479 Widescreen 25479.1.A Region A US Rated R.

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Next IMAX feature up is Hubble 3D.



Fantastic feature and great 3D, I forget how many times I've viewed this now. A must own. There's some older shots they must have taken in 3D from '89 '90 when they were still building the Hubble. And IMAX 3D filmed by the astronauts in space. Some 3D shots from the Hubble (though far too few are actually shown), CGI rendered into 3D but with great viewing effect. Viewed on LG oled. The images come out so real and vivid. With lights turned down and walls painted black, the images when darkness of space surrounds on the sides, it's like there is no edge of the screen. Audio, isn't always impressive but the space shuttle launch, I had it cranked pretty good, that will knock you back.

If you don't own Hubble 3D, you're 3D collection is incomplete!
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